Rik Villa

Designer - Out Episode 14

31, Los Angeles, CA, #DesignerRik

When did you realize you had designer potential?
When I wanted to make clothing that would fit me properly.

What is your design training?
I’ve been sewing since I was 13 and went to FIDM for fashion design.

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Strengths as a designer?
Construction skills and taste level.

Weaknesses as a designer?
Over-designing.

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How did you end up auditioning for “Project Runway”?
I was recently fired from my retail job and figured it was the perfect opportunity to apply. I also auditioned five years ago, when I was laid off from another job.

Challenge you hope they don’t bring back?
Sample maker challenge.

What’s your take on team challenges?
I love to collaborate and work with others, but,it is a competition and I will find it hard to compromise.

Do you think you can win “Project Runway”?
Yes. I’ve been running my business alone for five years,and have experience in online commerce, wholesale orders and retail sales. I possess a great tenacity, hard work ethic and a high taste level to win “Project Runway.”